Tag Archives: Pete Buttigieg

New Iowa Poll: Mayor Pete Makes It A Three-Way Race

USA Today reports: It’s a new three-way race in Iowa. Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who was initially seen as a long-shot presidential contender, has surged within striking distance of former vice president Joe Biden and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, a Suffolk University/USA TODAY Poll finds. Biden, long viewed as the Democratic …

Read More »

Mayor Pete Takes Combative Stance At Debate [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Pete Buttigieg is better known for his cogent policy explanations than his political brawling. But in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Ohio, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., displayed a sudden feistiness toward his opponents, and not just the ones polling higher than him. He went after Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.) on …

Read More »

Buttigieg And Warren Roll Out LGBTQ Equality Plans

NPR reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg both unveiled plans to expand LGBTQ protections and promote equal rights on Thursday, the day of an LGBTQ town hall hosted by CNN and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Both Warren and Buttigieg, whose extensive plans are very similar, list passing the Equality Act as a …

Read More »

Mayor Pete And Bernie See Huge Third Quarter Hauls

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg raked in over $19.1 million in the third quarter, a substantial amount but short of the $24.8 million he raised in the second quarter. The South Bend, Ind., mayor’s campaign added in a memo released on Tuesday that Buttigieg’s number of unique donors grew by 182,000 to a total to 580,000 contributors. …

Read More »

Mayor Pete Addresses “Divided America” In First TV Ad

Politico reports: Pete Buttigieg’s new ad, which is running on TV and digital platforms, leans into his biography as a veteran and a mayor. In a 30-second voice-over, the South Bend, Ind., mayor says that in “today’s divided America, we’re at each other’s throats.” “Our rivers and oceans are rising. Health care costs are soaring, and our kids are learning …

Read More »

Mayor Pete On #Sharpiegate: I Feel Sorry For Trump

“I feel sorry for the president, and that is not the way we should feel about the most powerful figure in this country. Somebody on whose wisdom and judgment our lives literally depend. I don’t know who felt it necessary to pull out a sharpie and change the map. “I don’t know if it was one of his aides believed …

Read More »

Mayor Pete Unveils Ambitious Climate Change Plan

Vox reports: The word “trillion” doesn’t appear anywhere in Buttigieg’s plan, but his campaign told Vox it estimates the government will spend $1.5 to $2 trillion for the proposal, in addition to investments in modernizing, roads, railways, water mains, and bridges. That’s relatively modest compared to plans from candidates like former Rep. Beto O’Rourke ($5 trillion) or Vermont Sen. Bernie …

Read More »

Biden And Buttigieg To Skip DNC Delegates Meeting

Politico reports: Hundreds of Democratic National Committee delegates will be here next weekend for a three-day gathering that gives them a chance to meet and hear from 13 presidential contenders — though former Vice President Joe Biden, the party’s frontrunner, isn’t scheduled to be among the candidates. Biden also bypassed the last big party meeting in San Francisco — the …

Read More »

Mayor Pete: There’s No Question White Nationalism Is Condoned At The Highest Levels Of Our Government

The Hill reports: Presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) said in the wake of a mass shooting that killed 20 people in El Paso, Texas that white nationalism “is condoned at the highest levels.” “It is very clear that the loss of life… is symptomatic of the effects of white nationalist terrorism,” Buttigieg told host Chris …

Read More »

Mayor Pete To Republicans: At The End Of Your Career, You Will Be Judged On Putting Trump Over America

“If you are watching at home and you are a Republican member of Congress, consider the fact that when the sun sets on your career, and they are writing your story, of all the good and bad things you did in your life, the thing you will be remembered for is whether in this moment with this president you found …

Read More »

New Republic Faces Backlash Over Mayor Pete Hit Piece

The Hill reports: The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced Saturday it pulled out of a climate forum hosted by The New Republic after the outlet posted an offensive piece about White House hopeful Pete Buttigieg. “The offensive piece by this author, and the choice to run it, are inconsistent with our values and LCV is withdrawing our participation in …

Read More »

Mayor Pete Questions Medicare For All, Free College

CNN reports: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg weighed in on his opponents’ plans to implement “Medicare for All” and free college tuition, calling them “questionable on their merits” and “pretty far out from where Americans are.” “I do think that we should be realistic about what’s going to work. And just flipping a switch and saying we’re instantly going to …

Read More »

New Republic Deletes Bizarre Hit Piece On Mayor Pete

Mediaite reports: Just hours after The New Republic posted a bizarre, acerbic, and definitely not satirical essay by gay novelist and critic Dale Peck about 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who is also gay, the magazine pulled down the piece and posted a short Editor’s Note in its place. Almost immediately after the essay’s publication, criticism began pouring in on …

Read More »

Mayor Pete Unveils Sweeping Plan On Racial Disparity

NPR reports: South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg got a really big boost to his campaign recently, announcing a staggering $24.8 million fundraising haul over the past three months. But that hasn’t changed one of the toughest realities his candidacy faces: support among black voters that barely registers in the polls. Countering skeptics who doubt he can win crucial African …

Read More »

Mayor Pete Multiplies Campaign Size After Huge Haul

The Buttigieg campaign this week reported an astounding $24 million in donations in the second quarter. For months, the South Bend, Ind., mayor has run one of the more frugal 2020 campaigns, eschewing on-the-ground organizers in early caucus and primary states and instead focusing on fundraising, media appearances and the candidate’s travel. But Buttigieg is now rapidly expanding his campaign’s …

Read More »

Mayor Pete Smacks Down Racist Troll At Event [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Pete Buttigieg has been facing a great deal of scrutiny on racial matters lately due to the recent police shooting of a black man in his hometown, so as he talked to voters in Iowa, a man asked the mayor to tell African American community of South Bend to “stop committing crimes and doing drugs.” The man was …

Read More »

Mayor Pete Proposes Expanded National Service Plan

Reuters reports: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is proposing a massive expansion of national service programs in a bid to help unify Americans and bring people from different backgrounds together. Buttigieg, 37, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a military veteran, is due to unveil the plan during a speech on Wednesday in Iowa, where the Democratic nominating contest …

Read More »

Mayor Pete Welcomes Lil Nas X To LGBTQ “Family”

Page Six reports: The first openly gay Democratic presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, just welcomed Lil Nas X to the LGBTQ community after the “Old Town Road” rapper came out came out on World Pride Day Sunday. “[email protected] has gone from viral sensation to groundbreaking musician,” Buttigieg, 37, tweeted on Tuesday. “As a fan, I’m thrilled and inspired to see him …

Read More »

Mayor Pete Is Filming A Campaign Documentary

Axios reports: Story Syndicate, a new production company founded by veteran filmmakers Liz Garbus and Dan Cogan, is creating a documentary on Mayor Pete Buttigieg, according to sources with knowledge of the film. Buttigieg becomes the latest millennial politician to turn to docs to define his legacy as an unlikely political challenger. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has both gotten involved with …

Read More »

Mayor Pete Raised $25M In Last Quarter, Per Campaign

The New York Times reports: Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., raised $24.8 million over the past three months, his campaign said on Monday, a head-turning total that is likely to be among the largest disclosed by any of the Democratic presidential candidates for the second quarter of the year. Mr. Buttigieg’s haul, from more than 294,000 donors, is …

Read More »